ESA sets sights on space transportation ecosystem

On November 15, 2022, Starburst supported  the new ESA Space Logistics initiative, a successful event for the SpaceTech industry!


As the major European space event gets underway with the ESA Ministerial Council, building an ecosystem that is capable of transporting goods and crews through an In-Space Transportation via In-Orbit Refueling is one of the big challenges.


The European Space Agency is tackling… strengthening the European aerospace industry and creating synergies with cutting-edge startups will play a major role in moving the worldwide SpaceTech ecosystem into the future.


To meet this ambition, ESA’s first space logistics initiative was a successful event for the SpaceTech industry. The official launch of ESA’s new Space Transportation Proof of Concept (PoC) initiative will enable innovative companies and startups to find novel solutions to big space technology problems.


During the Launch ceremony, Daniel Neuenschwander, Director of Space Transportation at ESA, officially announced the first set of awarded companies.


Congratulations to the five awarded Primes: D-Orbit, OHB System AG, S.A.B. Aerospace, Thales Alenia Space and The Exploration Company!


And to their subcontractors: Airbus Defence and Space, GMV, SENER, OHB, SAB Launch Services, PIAP Space, Łukasiewicz – PIAP, LMO, ArianeGroup, ClearSpace, and Air Liquide.


Watch the replay here:


Read the ESA event press release to learn more about the initiative.